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17/01/2022
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New year exclusive member benefits and savings launched: office supplies and cost reduction with Winc and ERA

NDS is launching two new partnerships with Winc and Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA). Both organisations are offering exclusive discounts on a range of services and products for NDS members.
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17/01/2022
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NDS shares resources to support providers to meet the updated NDIS Practice Standards

Practice Standards for emergency and disaster management, mealtime management, and severe dysphagia have begun to roll out, along with a number of changes to quality indicators. 

The Guardian - Covid-related staff shortages in Australian disability sector leave some without vital services

person in wheelchair using phone

12/01/2022

 "Disability services are under increasing pressure at the moment," NDS Chief Executive Laurie Leigh said.

“A number of staff are being furloughed or required to isolate following either becoming a positive case or being in contact with one. It’s causing additional strain and stress on what is already a system under strain.”

A spokesperson from Able Australia also said that they were only able to obtain a total of seven rapid antigent tests for their entire Tasmanian workforce.

“We’re in the rest of the queue with the general public, which is really disappointing as a disability service provider,” she said.

Read the Guardian article